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Date of resignation cannot be backdated
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2010

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has, in the case of Heaven v Whitbread Group plc, provided guidance on how the effective date of termination (EDT) of employment should be determined


Employer could terminate for failure to follow reasonable instructions
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee's failure to follow instructions and report a significant risk issue undermined trust and confidence to such an extent that the employer was entitled to terminate the employee's employment without notice (Dunn v AAH Ltd


Meaning of "occupied premises" for purposes of car pool tax exemption
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

Providing a company car to an employee is treated as a taxable benefit but there is an exemption to the general rule where the car provided by the employer is used as a "pool car"


Jurisdiction: when can overseas employees bring claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2010

In two recent cases, the UK courts have considered the circumstances in which overseas employees can bring claims for unfair dismissal or discrimination in the employment tribunals


Establishing the effective date of termination (EDT)
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

Many employers may have faced the situation where notice is given but the employee leaves before the notice period expires


Protection of volunteers - discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

Two recent cases have confirmed that a genuine volunteer does not have the protection of the law on discrimination or unfair dismissal


New ACAS TUC mediation guide
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2010

ACAS and the TUC have launched a new guide on mediation for trade union representatives


Requirement to cut hair was not sex discrimination
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2010

The EAT has upheld the tribunal's decision in Dansie v Metropolitan Police that the Metropolitan Police did not discriminate against a male trainee police officer by requiring him to cut his shoulder-length hair in order to comply with the police force's dress code


Discretionary bonuses practice and law diverge
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

The High Court has held that employers cannot refuse to pay a discretionary bonus by relying on previous practice or alleged City or industry custom (Rutherford v Seymour Pierce Limited


Damages for "stigma" loss flowing from the pursuit of a claim
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

The Court of Appeal has held, in the case of Chagger v Abbey National plc, that an employer who unlawfully discriminates in dismissing an employee can be liable for compensation reflecting the stigmatising consequences of the dismissal and the proceedings, for example where the employee finds it difficult to get new employment because he is suing his former employer